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[grou-chee] /ˈgraʊ tʃi/

adjective, grouchier, grouchiest.
sullenly discontented; sulky; morose; ill-tempered.
[groo-shee] /gruˈʃi/
[e-ma-ny-el] /ɛ ma nüˈɛl/ (Show IPA), Marquis de, 1766–1847, French general.
adjective grouchier, grouchiest
(informal) bad-tempered; tending to complain; peevish

1895, U.S. college student slang, from grouch + -y (2). Related: Grouchily; grouchiness.


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